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I have a collection of raster layers portraying a certain spatial phenomenon at successive time steps. I would like to create a video from these layers, with the same colour scheme applied on each time step.

The output can either be a video file or something else like an animated GIF.

I am not interested in commercial software. I wish to accomplish this task with open source software.

Many of the tasks in this process are spatial related:

  • reading/processing a large number of raster files;
  • applying a single cloropleth to multiple rasters;
  • applying a same legend to multiple rasters;
  • automatic production of maps as images.
  • I think this question might be better suited to the Software Recommendations Stack Exchange. – PolyGeo Jul 28 '16 at 1:43
  • This question would be immediately rejected at SoftRecs since it is asking for a method, not for a particular software. – Luís de Sousa Jul 28 '16 at 13:48
  • Blender might be a possible choice blender.org/features – Mapperz Jul 28 '16 at 15:11
  • If you are after a method then I think you need to work on each of its steps a question at a time. I doubt that you are stuck on reading raster files so is it the second step or how to turn a series of rendered images into video/animation, or something else? – PolyGeo Jul 28 '16 at 18:55
  • Blender does not seem able to read in raster files. But it could help with a final step of creating a video from multiple maps. – Luís de Sousa Jul 29 '16 at 7:09